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on the tiger woods accident, coming up -- the president and his decision on troops. >>> president obama has made up his mind about the future of afghanistan. >> putting u.s. afghanistan policy interaction, tomorrow, he will lay out those plans for the american public. >> at west point tomorrow night, the president is expected to announce a troop increase and plans for an eventual withdrawal. putting more lives on the line and finding a way to pay for it, the stakes are high. jonny eve of a monument to a speech, president obama faces what could be one of the most critical decisions of his life -- just on the eve of a monumental speech. >> if he succeeds, he will get the credit for winning >> he is expected to outline an eventual withdrawal -- he will get credit for winning. >> he is expecting to outline an eventual withdrawal. >> without partners that are willing to do stuff in both afghanistan and pakistan, no number of american troops can solve all of those problems. >> late last night, the president gave his order to pentagon brass to start moving troops toward the battlefield. today, he
, another governor's seat went gop. >> received a call from president obama who was exceptionally gracious and kind. >> quietly, democrats had to be a bit heartbroken. >> good morning. this is not quite the good morning i had hoped it would be. >> even if they put on a happy face. >> from my perspective, we won last night. >> appearances by president obama, bill clinton, joe biden, and al gore in the governors' races would indicate otherwise. they wanted to win badly, and voters simply did not bite. >> i think this is a signal that a better reconsider the direction of their policies. >> all this talk about the death of the party and it is over, it is crazy nonsense. >> the town hall meetings, the rallies. it is a real concern about this dangerous level of debt. >> exit polling showed more than half of the voters said president obama was not a factor in their decision. republicans insist it was a referendum, and they say if they can capitalize on these opportunities, that congress and even the white house will be in play. scott thuman, abc 7 news. >>> democrats came away with a big victory
>> sarah palin is back with her new book. president obama had a message about the freedom of speech during his visit today. plus, why these protesters were frustrated outside of goldman sachs today. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00, "on your side." >>> it is already a big success, sarah palin's new book and there is speculations about a political future. >> she sat down with oprah today and now many people are wondering if she is just pushing her book or pushing her way to washington. >> political insiders note that her book tour stops looking lot like a political map. she is skipping the big book sales cities like washington, d.c., new york, and san francisco. in the interview, oprah asks her about her presidential plans and why she quit as governor. >> does that mean you are reloading for 2012? >> i am concentrating on 2010 and making sure we have issues tackled as americans to make sure -- >> are you thinking about it? >> no. >> voters were divided over 80 sarah palin presidency. >> if the guarantees a win for preside
and chris christie are crossing the state. president obama made his fifth election stop in new jersey yesterday to try to secure the democratic win. from what both new jersey and virginia as gubernatorial races and the national implications of them, watch our battleground virginia special at 11:35 p.m. after abc7 news at 11:00. >> president obama called afghan president hamid karzai today to congratulate him on his victory, but also had advice for him. he told them he expects more effort to end government corruption in afghanistan. karzai won a second term after the runoff election was cancelled after his opponent dropped out. his opponent said the second election would be as fraudulent as the first one. >> karas holmes is live from rock field tonight where they're considering same-sex benefits for contract workers. >> the call it the same sex equal benefit and hendrika and when you does contract work for the county would be covered. -- under its, anyone who does contract work for the county would be covered. >> those are families and these are working people. that iexactly the kind o
are lining up to get them. we will show you how president obama spend thanksgiving, plus how u.s. troops overseas are celebrating this holiday. and everyone is trying to figure ralph did two reality show hopefuls get into the white house state dinner without an invitation. >> live and in hb, this is abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side -- live and in hd. >> black friday used to be the date of shopper's dream of, but many stores are getting a jump start on the deal by opening up on thanksgiving day. some people have already started their shopping. rebecca cooper is live now in springfield with more on this new holiday trend. >> this thanksgiving, and number retailers are hoping to take advantage of some of that renewed consumer confidence after the dismal sales year they have had so far, so there were a number of stores open today inluding old navy, the gap, wal-mart, and a store that has been open every thanksgiving, a kmart. the trees are up and christmas is in the air at stores ready to sell, but with turkey on the table, why go shopping on thanksgiving day? >> with all of the coupon offers
the trimmings. there'll be pumpkins, pecans, and sweet potato pies as well as cheesecake. >> president obama will decide the future of many service members for afghanistan on tuesday night. he will lay out his plans for the role in afghanistan at a speech in west point. the president is expected to announce the addition of 30,000 more troopss and set goals for ending the war. he's also said to attend a conference in copenhagen on climate control. there was speculation he would not attend, but the white house says his decision to attend is a sign of his commitment to curbing climate change. after the conference on december 9th, he will head to oslo to accept the nobel peace prize. >> wizards owner paid -- abe pollin was known as a charitable man who helped to revitalize more than just downtown washington d.c. let's go live to the six street synagogue on how abe pollin is being remembered. >> abe pollin was a member of the washington hebrew congregation but he cared about all things jewish. he was a major force in saving this synagogue. crews were setting up for tonight's concert. >> about tww
time for president obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00, "on your side." >>> he owned a couple of washington's biggest sports teams and revitalized downtown washington. tonight, we are remembering abe pollin who died today at the age of 85. >> jay korff has more on his life and legacy. >> abe pollin deed was an icon, a sports giant here in the district of columbia, and was also very proud of the fact that the car rena he built changed this city forever. outside of the verizon center, fans are stunned and saddened by the loss of team owner abe pollin who died today at the age of 85. >> we have been coming to the games and he has been a big part of it and the team's success. it is a tremendous loss to find out that he has passed away. >> abe pollin brought professional basketball and hockey to the region. he sold the capitals but kept in the nba's wizards. he was admired and respected for helping to revitalize part of downtown d.c. after building the verizon center. >> when he brought this, i would
in uniform. >> president obama took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington cemetery. it is reserved for those who have died in iraq and afghanistan. >> kris van cleave is live at the marine war memorial with more. >> there are a lot of people recognizing veterans day, coming to the memorials, parades across the country. we spent the day with veterans to see the day through their eyes. for a veteran, veterans day means a lot. [taps plays] 1 a day with a weeping heavens, we stop to remember those who served. those who fall. those who died. >> the number is too great to say thanks. we are forever grateful. >> this veterans day is the first time these vietnam vets have made it to the wall, bearing the names of 32 friends and people who did not come home. >> it is tough. this is really heart wrenching. many of these people could have had a big impact on america today, they made the ultimate sacrifice. the >> is woman honored her son who died in iraq. >> this is a day to honor our veterans. we cannot help but think of our children. >> this officer spe
to hire or rehire. president obama signed a stimulus bill that will give out of work americans 14 extra weeks of unemployment benefits and also extends the first-time home buyers a tax credit until june. >>> coming up, it is a working weekend for congress, and health care is the only thing on the agenda. >> 900 doses of the swine flu vaccine are now considered unusable. >> if you commute to tysons corner, there is a new way to get to where you are going. >> if you think it is getting cold outside, wait until tonight. >>> president obama will make a special visit to capitol hill. >> rebecca cooper has the latest on the debate. >> the session wll still take place but with no final vote on the bill. the visit from president obama planned for today got postponed and is tentative for tomorrow. with angry conservatives out in force at the capitol this week, democratic house leaders say they are close but do not have the votes needed to pass health care reform. republicans insist the demonstrators are proof that they do not want this bill. >> nancy pesi is trying to force this bill. >> anythin
. >>> president obama will host a jobs summit. the white house will gather ceos and small business owners along with financial experts and labor union representative to talk about the best way to get people working again. the number of new unemployment filings and freclosures dropped in october, good news, whenever the federal deficit has reached an all-time high of $176 billion. >>> after meeting with the national security team, the president wants changes to allow more options for the net states in afghanistan. the president left today for an eight-day trip to asia. but house press secretary said the president will approved a plan on how to get troops out by the decision is still weeks away. >>> coming up, the police say that the fort hood shootings were premeditated and what president obama once done now with the investigation. >> the police arrest three suspects in a string of gold dust. >> the storm watch coverage continues and what to expect so what comes mind when we switch the tv from cable to fios? um. tv looks like new. uh, awesome? actually, i want to talk about how i get $150 back?
. >>> president obama admitted for the first time that his january deadline to close guantanamo bay will not be met while the attorney general was grilled on capitol hill. >> scott thuman has the tough questions that mr. holder had to answer. >> this was no easy appearance before eric holder, he had to defend his decision to bring suspects of the 9/11 attack to a trial in new york city as opposed to a military court in cuba. there is no shortage of critics. >> i think he is making a fundamental mistake. >> instantly on the hot seat, eric holder was asked why bring five terrorists suspects including the alleged 9/11 mastermind to new york for trial. >> he has already asked to plead guilty and be executed. >> i am not going to base a determination on what a terrorist, what a murderer wants to do. >> holder tried to assure lawmakers there would be no acquittal. >> failure is not an option. these are cases that have to be won. >> i do not know how you could make a statement that failure to convict is not an option when you have juries in this country. i think a lot of americans thought
barrier. president obama and the first lady will attend the service for those killed. the names of the 13 victims will be read along with a 21 gun salute. we will continue to bring you the latest on the conditions of the alleged shooter and the victims in the hospital. for more on the forehead shooting, go to wjla.com. >> the execution of the mastermind of a 2002 sniper attack is set for tomorrow. the supreme court refused to block the scheduled execution of john allen muhammad. the court did not comment on why they ruse to consider his appeal. was sentenced to death. members of the investigation tax force will be present for the -- task force will be present for the execution along with many victims' familmembers. >> the victims will get some solace and i am hopeful that the market's action will serve as a deterrent for someoneelse may be like-minded. >> john allen muhammad and his teenage accomplice, lee boyd malvo -- lee boyd malvo is serving a life sentence. >> three americans in iraq are going to be charged with espionage. that's simply crossed over and it -- into iran. they were arr
wrote to the congressman for three years ago. >>> president obama held another meeting with his national security team to talk about afghanistan to discuss whether or not to send more troops. the white house says this will be the last meeting. the president will not announce any decisions before next week. >> president obama said today the u.s. economy has strengths that will put the nation in a good position in the long term a new report predicts the gross domestic product will rise by 3% in the fourth quarter of this year. economists participate -- predict that businesses will do more hiring than firing in the coming months. that better than expected housing report helped push stocks up to a 13-month high. the dow jones rose today 133 points to close at 10,451. >>> a developing story from arlington, several residents report their homes have up to a foot of mud and water in their homes after a water main break. it buckled the road and sidewalks. an intersection is also closed. water service has been restored. it could take up to two days to make the necessary repairs. >>> the nuclear po
obama will be keeping a close eye on tomorrow's vote. today, he was in daddy mode. the president and the first lady visited bethesda. the white house says the obama's were going to is collectively. they have no other events planned for today. he just returned from a eight- day trip in asia. >> the first court hearing is scheduled for tomorrow for the suspect in the shootings at fort hood. it will be in a hospital room in san antonio, texas. he is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 30 others. the hearing is to determine his pre-trial confinement. his attorney would argue that he should remain in the hospital because he is paralyzed and needs constant medical care. >> sarah palin has added a stop to her book tour. she will visit fort hood, texas. she will visit the site of the mass shooting on december 4. she plans to prepardonate her ps from the sale at fort hood to the families of the victims. >> we spoke with stan today. >> toward the end of her show today, 0 burqa chose the moment to tell her fans that the end is coming -- oprah and chose the moment to tell her fans the
of killing 13 people. >>> obama and the chinese president have agreed on chinese-american cooperation. obama will move to south korea on thursday. a new task force has been created to find out how the country has ended up in the financial crisis. this comes as the special inspector general's is the government mismanaged a rescue attempt of the insurance giant aig. it may have overpaid other banks to cut ties with aig. >>> a proposal right now would cost drivers up to $6 to travel one way on the new intercounty connector. the counting once the state to consider a lower toll for some drivers. live from gaithersburg. >> like many people we have talked to who have expressed concern over the $6 price tag, the county has their concerns that that might be too high. the county council made a host of recommendations that would like to consider before any final decisions are made. construction is underway on the 18.8 mile intercounty connector. to use it, the state proposed charging up to 35 cents per mile. that is more than $6 to drive the entire length one way. >> i think it is too high. i do not th
. >>> president obama's decision about whether or not to send 40,000 more troops to afghanistan is still weeks away, the word from white house press secretary robert gibbs. he is planning to discuss them with his national security team tomorrow. the >>> the debate over health- care ended with six arrests today at the capitol. a group of people took their fight to senator joe lieberman's office today. after accusing the senator of taking money from insurance companies. joe lieberman denies the accusation in terms of anything improper. it the six people were arrested and charged for unlawful entry. it >>> connecticut senator chris dodd introduced legislation today. people with out on paid sick leave have a tough decision. the legislation would require employers to offer five paid six days. >>> coming up, she drove 1,000 miles to confront her romantic rival. this former astronaut comes ce to face with the woman she attacked. >> how much could expanding interstate 270 cost you? a live report is coming out. >> we are watching the rain inch closer and closer to the viewing . >>> the former astronaut
with the meeting with president obama who thanked her and the german troops for their help and sacrifice in afghanistan. there, she became the first german chancellor to address a joint meeting of congress. >>> in the senate environment and public works committee took up the global warming debate, but there were some empty seats in the committee room. the republicans on the committee boycotted today's's meeting. they wanted information from the epa and the cbo. republicans are trying to stall the legislation. >>> what about the warming around here? >> is going to go the other way. a nice day to day and a 60's. as skies cleared, frost is going to be pretty widespread in the morning. it is early november, not unusual for this time of year. let's check out some numbers and where the frost advisories' are. this is how widespread they are. parts of new jersey and pennsylvania will have a freeze warning. frost advisory's are in effect. after some daytime highs in the 60's. billy at 56 -- to come apart still at 9 miles per hour. very low due points compared to the temperatures indicating how fa
. >>> president obama spent the day in tokyo for the first leg of his trip to china. the president took time out to call on north korea to put an end to its nuclear weapons programs or face tough action from the united states and its allies. >>> prosecutors wanted harsh punishment for former congressman william jefferson. coming up, find out if they got their wish. five dollars for a sub! but no drink? no chips? and no chance to win madden nfl 10? man, that's roughing the wallet. now this is the total package. two pieces of kentucky grilled chicken, a side, biscuit, and a madden nfl cup. you catch all that? you know i did. colonel -- i'm a fan. still think a $5 sub is a gre deal? get the $5 madden nfl box. choose from 6 kfc favorites... with a side and a madden nfl cup. now i'm a full back. unthink... and taste the unsub side of kfc. >> he once sat on capitol hill making decisions that affect our country. now, william jefferson sits in a jail cell. >> it just came in a short time ago. congressman jefferson will be going to prison, but for pure years and prosecutors had requested. congressman jef
in claims -- makes the federal government of hon. to billions of dollars in claims. >>> president obama wraps up his trip of asia by visiting troops in south korea. earlier he visited with the leader of south korea to talk about north korea and their nuclear programs. he also warned of new sanctions against iran after they rejected the first deaths in stopping their program. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton attended the inauguration for afghan president hamid karzai, his second term. he is under pressure to eliminate corruption and the government or deal with it. after the inauguration, secretary clinton spoke to american troops in afghanistan, saying that she knows how tough it is to serve, especially around the holidays, and she says she is grateful for their service. >>> in developing story from northwest, sources say an arrest has been made in the murder of a female liquor store owner. fernandez was shot and killed in her northwest washington store earlier this month even though she complied with the robbers and gave them money. today, a 45-year-old man was taken into custody
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